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Horse Racing Preceded Casino in Riverside
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TitleHorse Racing Preceded Casino in Riverside
Extended TitleThe author traces the history of horse racing in Riverside, Missouri through a variety of book, newspaper and magazine excerpts on the topic. Early in 20th Century the Riverside area was considered a "horse racing mecca." In 1928, political boss Tom Pendergast and others with gambling interests formed the Riverside Park Jockey Club and operated the Riverside Park racetrack. Anti-gambling forces were able to successfully shut down the track in 1937, and it would later be converted to automobile racing.
AuthorKen Klamm
DateSeptember-December 2013
SourcePlatte County Missouri Historical & Genealogical Society Bulletin
LocationPeriodicals
PublisherPlatte County Historical & Genealogical Society, Inc.
Volume66
Number3
Page8-10
SubjectRacing
Racetracks (Horse racing)
Gambling
Local SubjectRiverside, Missouri
Riverside Park Jockey Club
Riverside Race Track
Pendergast, Tom
IllustrationsYes
Item TypeMagazine Article
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CONTENTdm number40763
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